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Cadet vaults to new heights at U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Peter Imbraile first took to the sea from the Conanicut Yacht Club beach in Jamestown. Now he is completing his second-class year at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. More...

Cook, Lightbown wed

Daniel Cook and Carin Beth Lightbown were married on Jan. 16 at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence. More...

Melrose, Lawn Avenue school chiefs brief committee

Prior to hearing reports from the principals of the Melrose and Lawn Avenue Schools, the School Committee briefly discussed food service, the budget for the upcoming school year and the North Kingstown tuition contract at its Jan. 20 meeting. More...

Sam Bari

The evolution of holidays

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

The commercialization of holidays has long been a cause for vexation amongst a large percentage of our population. Those who finance these celebrations are particularly vexed. You know what I’m talking about. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 278 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club9 a.m., Ladies’ Breakfast, Slice of Heaven10 a.m., Gentle flow yoga, Jamestown Country Club5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 27

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, January 28, 1911 More...

Obituaries

George E. Barclay de Tolly

George E. Barclay de Tolly, 84, of 10 Pell Street, Newport, died Jan. 22, 2011, at Newport Hospital. More...

Mary W. (Healey) Smith

Mary W. (Healey) Smith, 78, of 76 Howland Ave., passed away on Dec. 30, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond E. Smith Sr.; they were married 49 years. More...

State sets sights on cesspools

The Jamestown Public Works Department plans to work with the state Department of Environmental Management to determine which cesspools on the island don’t comply with state regulations. More...

CRMC hears from opponents of Hull Cove construction

A decision by the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) on a variance necessary to build a home on waterfront Hull Cove property has been once again delayed. More...

Panel says turbine moratorium ‘not necessary’

The Planning Commission plans to review regulations from other communities as it drafts a new wind turbine ordinance. More...

Editorial

Different kind of ice fishing

At an ice rescue training seminar in East Passage last week, firefighter Evan Katz works to pull out fellow firefighters Rob Barber and Christian Tiexiera, who acted as victims in the water. More...

Whether or not it’s a hoax, global warming is inevitable

• EDITORIAL •

On a few occasions this winter – once while shoveling my driveway, another time while brushing snow off of my car – I’ve been asked, not exactly in the same words each time, but certainly in the same context: “So much for glob More...

Letters to the Editor

Good job keeping streets drivable

My neighbors and I want to thank all the employees of the Jamestown Highway Department for doing such a great job plowing our street after each snowstorm. More...

Your letters are welcome

The Jamestown Press invites readers’ letters about issues of local concern. Letters are limited to 500 words in length and should include a daytime telephone number for verification. Your letters may be e-mailed to News@JamestownPress.com. More...

Plunge has got out of hand

I am sending my sincere gratitude to Donna Chellis, who first came forward with her Mackerel Cove Town Beach environmental concerns and to the Jamestown Conservation Commission who has taken this very serious issue to the Town Council. More...

About Town

Island nurse recognized by hospital for 50 years of service

Kent Hospital employee Patricia Crowell of Jamestown will be honored by the hospital tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 28 – as the first employee of Kent to have worked at the hospital for 50 years. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. More...

Chorus announces lead roles for concert

The Jamestown Community Chorus announced the lead roles for the upcoming performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance.” Terry Horsley will play the Pirate King, Robert Morton-Ranney will perform the Major General a More...

URI announces 2010 fall semester dean’s list

The University of Rhode Island announced its 2010 fall semester dean’s list. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher while taking 12 or more credits. URI honored 28 students from Jamestown last semester. More...

News of Record

town Meetings

Tonight, Jan. 27 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at the Melrose Avenue School Wednesday, Feb. 2 7 p.m., the Planning Commission meets at Town Hall More...

POLICE LOG

Bench warrant violations • Jermaine Perry, 29, of 37 Mable St., Pawtucket, was charged Jan. More...

EMS Runs

Jan. 16, 7:33 a.m., EMS-2, Intrepid Lane, Transported Jan. 16, 12:22 p.m., EMS-2, Blueberry Lane, Transported Jan. 17, 3:54 p.m., EMS-2, Pennsylvania Avenue, Transported Jan. 19, 11:01 a.m., EMS-2, Mast Street, Transported Jan. More...